Philip and Ruth: This relationship is very emotional for me, this week. When they are reunited in Act II and Ruth says to him, "This is the finding of the prodigal, and she expects a robe and a ring," it is heartbreaking to me. I knew the story of the Prodigal son, but I looked up the exact wording to see if it would inform the moment at all. Upon returning to his father, the younger son says:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.
Time to learn lines. More soon.
Tomorrow's Play: Doubt by John Patrick Shanley